We are all very well aware of the importance of having home court advantage in the playoffs, and for quite some time now it has looked as though it was going to be the Golden State Warriors who were going to have that in the Western Conference. The odds are still stacked very heavily in their favor, but the Spurs know that they can still pull off a miracle comeback and take that top spot. San Antonio still has 2 games against the Warriors in the final week of the season, but they would also need an awful lot of help if they are to overcome that 3.5 game deficit. It’s not likely to happen, but it helps add interest to the remaining games for the Spurs that would otherwise be of very little consequence. The Spurs have one of those games on Friday night when they head into Denver to face the Nuggets. Be sure to get your wagers on at our MyBookie.ag NBA betting portal before the opening tip.
How To Bet The San Antonio Vs Denver NBA Odds, TV & Game Info
When: Friday, April 8 at 9 PM EST
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver
TV: FSSW and ALT
NBA Odds: TBA
ICYMI: Last night we grabbed our 65th #SpursWin of the season & Tim won his 1,000th!
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) April 6, 2016
Why bet on the San Antonio Spurs
I don’t think anyone really believes that the Spurs (65-12) can actually overhaul Golden State, but they can certainly put some doubt in their minds with a couple of wins over the next few days. That’s a discussion for another time, though, as we are more interested in what they will do in Denver right now. Given their recent track record against the Nuggets, you would assume that this would be another win for San Antonio. The Spurs have won the last 10 meetings versus the Nuggets, including the last 5 they have played in Denver. All 12 of their losses have come on the road this season, but it’s hard to see them making it unlucky 13 in this one. The Spurs are averaging 104.0 PPG, and are giving up 92.5 PPG.
Why bet on the Denver Nuggets
For a little while, the Denver Nuggets (32-47) were in the race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, but they have faded badly coming down the stretch. They have only won 4 of their last 10 games, and are coming into this one on a 3 game losing skid. The Spurs are a team that Denver has been unable to beat since April 2013, which suggests that they may be in tough again here. Their only hope, you would think, would be that San Antonio might choose this game to start giving some guys a night off. Even if they do, you still wonder if Denver has what it takes to compete against a team of this caliber. The Nuggets are averaging 102.2 PPG, and are giving up 105.1 PPG.
My Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
It’s hard to pick against a team that has won 10 straight games against their opponent, and I am not about to do that. I see a pretty comfortable win for the Spurs here.
San Antonio Spurs 108 Denver Nuggets 94